Joshua Weinberg

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Meet the Unsung New York Photographer Who Has Seen It All

Circus, New York, 1954.<br>Marvin E. Newman. Howard Greenberg Gallery/ TASCHEN<p>1 of 22<p>Marvin Newman has always seen things differently. When the …

The Surprisingly Complex Design of the Ziploc Bag

You don’t know how to properly seal a resealable bag.<p>It’s not your fault. Pretty much everyone screws it up. People tend to close the zipper …

Hacking

The history of computer data storage, in pictures

Nowadays we are used to having hundreds of gigabytes of storage capacity in our computers. Even tiny MP3 players and other handheld devices usually …

The Secret Lives of the Tiny People In Architectural Renderings

Selling a big urban idea isn’t easy. More than ever, architects rely on jaw-dropping images to convince their clients to spend millions on their …

Sustainable Design

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

What Traffic Signs Get Wrong (And How To Fix Them)

People pay more attention to signs that appear dynamic than those with static figures, according to a new study.<p>Drivers don’t always pay enough attention to the road signs around them. For instance, a Chicago survey last year found that 61% of drivers didn’t stop at pedestrian crossings, even when …

You Can Eat KFC’s New Coffee Cup

Most coffee cups are made from paper or plastic. But KFC Britain has a strange, potentially better idea: Serving coffee in sweet, edible cups.<p>Dubbed the “Scoff-ee Cup,” KFC worked with food designers at The Robin Collective to construct a cup shaped from a<p>thin lattice of KFC Original Recipe fried …

Fewer skyscrapers, bustling docks and kids playing on every corner: Stunning photos turn back the clock to 1946 New York

• <b>Collection of photographs taken by Todd Webb around 1946 has been republished</b>• <b><br>The photographer, who won a Guggenheim Fellowship, captured cityscape</b> …

Where Roads Collide

From ‘The Stack’ to ‘Spaghetti Junction’: Complex traffic interchanges from around the world<p>Like an organic art form growing from commuter demands, …

The Only Oscar I Ever Cared About

Not to take anything away from my friends that were nominated (no really, congrats!) but I've never really cared about the Oscars. That is of course …

Path

Neglected subway signage from another New York

It’s been decades since the MTA introduced the spiffy white-on-black subway station signs on platforms that clearly spell out the name of each …

Travel

CABINET // Inventory / Peel, Pucker, Pinch, Puncture

See press about “Peel, Pucker, Pinch, Puncture” on Smithsonian.com.<p>We are both collectors. We love scavenging and finding things, especially objects …

A Designer's War on Misleading Parking Signs

When Nikki Sylianteng got a $95 parking ticket last winter, she realized that she was dealing with much more than a fine: she was dealing with a …

Istanbul's King of Instagram

A local architect uses his camera to showcase the colorful side of one of the world's oldest cities.<p>Yener Torun sweats the small stuff when it comes to buildings, even when he's just taking a photo of one.<p>An architect in Istanbul for 14 years now, Torun started his own minimalist photography …

Architecture

Bic 4-Color Ball Pen

I work at a French school here in San Francisco, and our French teachers require students to use these pens for editing purposes. Apparently they are …

New York Times

How San Francisco Proved to the World It Had Recovered From the 1906 Earthquake

100 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors.<p>On February 20, 1915, the city of San Francisco intended to show the world it had emerged from its greatest catastrophe stronger than ever.<p>That was the date of the grand opening of the Panama-Pacific International …

San Francisco

Target Could Hit Its Mark On Ocean Avenue Next Month

With the overhaul of Ocean Avenue underway, Target is preparing for a public hearing next month which could clear the way for a TargetExpress to open …

Rest in Peace for Less With Caskets Made in China

When Jim Malamas finally sat down to dinner with Steve Tzelalis, he knew his cousin was tired. Tzelalis had been up since 4 in the morning and …

Las Vegas

The Last of the Typewriter Men

A dynasty of repairmen is keeping the world’s typewriters from going obsolete<p>On a recent bleak, winter afternoon in the Flatiron District Paul …

Great Depression

The Artful Dodge

From a 20 June 2014 story by WSJ reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi:Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch — dubbed the iWatch in the media — …

John Gruber

New York City

Manhole Covers<p>Manhole covers are one point of entry into the city's underground world, and their designs indicate what part of that world they …

HOLDING PATTERN : Photo

Used to Be a Pizza Hut

Good sir, might I borrow your ear for a moment?<p>You are a classy guy, right? Upstanding. Church-going. A pillar of the community. Some may hasten to …

Kaleidograph® Pattern Design Toy

Kaleidograph® is a toy, a game, a puzzle ... an infinitely creative design tool for artists, quilters and others who enjoy making colorful patterns. …

24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

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Vintage Airline Posters That Lured Tourists to San Francisco

Image via Pinterest<br>The golden age of aviation was a time of catered meals, high-thread-count blankets, business-class levels of legroom—and brightly colored, <b>occasionally psychedelic graphic design</b>. (It was also a time of higher fatalities, mile-high ticket prices, and neck-snapping turbulence in …

Graphic Design